Roger L. Simon

Bad News Times Fourteen!

According to the BBC:

An Iranian weblogger has been jailed for 14 years on charges of spying and aiding foreign counter-revolutionaries.

Arash Sigarchi was arrested last month after using his blog to criticise the arrest of other online journalists.

Mr Sigarchi, who also edits a newspaper in northern Iran, was sentenced by a revolutionary court in the Gilan area.

His sentence, criticised by human rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders, comes a day after an online ‘day of action’ to secure his release.

Yikes! Fourteen years in an Iranian jail for blogging. I could make a joke, but it’s far from funny. Meanwhile…

A second Iranian blogger, Motjaba Saminejad, who also used his website to report on bloggers’ arrests, is still being held.

I hope the Eurocrats doing the negotiating with Iran over nuclear weapons are paying attention. This the BBC, practically their house organ. The Iranian Mullahs are serious fascists. Is Europe going to roll over for that another time? God help us.